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Why Older People Are More Gullible

November 8, 2017  |  Posted by Brain Rules | No Comments
Why Older People Are More Gullible (Brain Rules for Aging Well by John Medina)

There's an obvious reason the elderly become a target: solo seniors sometimes have obese bank accounts. The less obvious reason has to do with the dark side of focusing on the positive all the time. As you age, you also become more trusting, or better to say, more gullible.

We even think we know why. Watch John Medina explain.

Learn more about the new book, Brain Rules for Aging Well.









3 Things You Need to Know About Sleep

October 4, 2017  |  Posted by Brain Rules | No Comments
Why Older People Are More Gullible (Brain Rules for Aging Well by John Medina)


Watch John Medina share three surprises in sleep research, as discussed in the new book, Brain Rules for Aging Well.

Here’s the bottom line: you need to get between six and eight hours of sleep every night, no more and no less. If you get less than six hours, mortality risk rises 21 percent in women, 26 percent in men. If you get more than eight hours, mortality risk rises 17 percent in women, 24 percent for men. You have to have the “just right” amount of sleep to optimize both quality and quantity of life.

Learn more about the new book, Brain Rules for Aging Well.








3 Things You Need to Know About Sleep

October 4, 2017  |  Posted by Brain Rules | No Comments
Why Older People Are More Gullible (Brain Rules for Aging Well by John Medina)


Watch John Medina share three surprises in sleep research, as discussed in the new book, Brain Rules for Aging Well.

Here’s the bottom line: you need to get between six and eight hours of sleep every night, no more and no less. If you get less than six hours, mortality risk rises 21 percent in women, 26 percent in men. If you get more than eight hours, mortality risk rises 17 percent in women, 24 percent for men. You have to have the “just right” amount of sleep to optimize both quality and quantity of life.

Learn more about the new book, Brain Rules for Aging Well.








The 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease

September 26, 2017  |  Posted by Brain Rules | No Comments


Excellent checklists have been developed over the years to help loved ones determine whether a person has Alzheimer’s or is simply guilty of being a senior. One of the best is the Alzheimer’s Association’s “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease,” which I'll summarize here in this videoThe ten signs can be organized by topic: memory, executive function, emotions, and general processing.

Learn more about the new book, Brain Rules for Aging Well.









The 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease

September 26, 2017  |  Posted by Brain Rules | No Comments


Excellent checklists have been developed over the years to help loved ones determine whether a person has Alzheimer’s or is simply guilty of being a senior. One of the best is the Alzheimer’s Association’s “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease,” which I'll summarize here in this videoThe ten signs can be organized by topic: memory, executive function, emotions, and general processing.

Learn more about the new book, Brain Rules for Aging Well.